Apr 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm
Got the results of last weeks PET. Conclusions: Interval progression of disease with development of widespread bone metastases. There are also multiple new liver metastatic lesions. Right-sided pleural activity with large right pleural effusion compatible with pleural metastatic involvement. Increased metastatic adenopathy in the mediastinum and right hilar regions.
I'm scheduled to start Halaven on Thursday, if my insurance approves it, and apparently it is given through an intravenous push over 2-5 minutes so I don't have to spend hours watching it drip. I'm also being considered for a clinical research study being done in patients with HER2 negative metastatic breast cancer. The study is to evaluate a new test called the PRO Onc Assay. If this blood test comes back positive for HER2, even though past test have been negative, then I might benefit from HER2-targeted treatment. I have to get the fluid drained from around my right lung again but my onc thinks the chemo might prevent it from returning this time. I sure hope so.